OACD Leadership Class

July 11, 2018 0
By Chris Cox Social movements are a lot like agricultural operations. An idea, much like a seed, has to be nurtured, cultivated and grown into something that people can believe in and grasp. Movements, again […]

A Tenacious Leader

May 21, 2018 0
Jimmy Emmons receives the Leopold Conservation Award By Chris Cox and Sarah Blaney In Oklahoma, conservation plays a key role in just about every farming and ranching operation. Soil health and water conservation practices help […]

The Endurance of Conservation Districts

April 10, 2018 0
By Sarah Blaney “In this democracy, national action to conserve soil must be generated by these millions of land users. If they are active and willing participants in such a movement, it will endure; otherwise […]

NPS Pollution

March 23, 2018 0
By Chris Cox When I mention the Clean Water Act, what is the first thing that pops into your head? Is it “over-regulation?” Perhaps you think “It’s great!” Maybe you’re like me and think “It’s […]

Regenerative Agriculture

February 21, 2018 0
By Sarah Blaney and Greg Scott Regenerative agriculture is a term coined in the early 1970s by Robert Rodale of the Rodale Institute as “a holistic systems approach to farming that encourages continual innovation for […]

Curiosity: A New Year’s Resolution

January 1, 2018 0
By Sarah Blaney Confession. I am awful at New Year’s resolutions. Exercise more, write hand-written letters, worry less, be patient, finally visit that family member. In an ideal world, we would set these goals, write […]

Oklahoma Healthy Soils Project

December 4, 2017 0
By Sarah Blaney For more than 100 years, demonstration farms have been set up across the United States to give farmers and ranchers an opportunity to see practical application of new and evolving agriculture practices. […]

Water Conservation

November 6, 2017 0
Proving Conservation Practices Improve Water Quality By Jeri Fleming Conservation practices are implemented on thousands of acres of land each year to help improve soil health and reduce erosion, reduce runoff of pollutants, provide sustainable […]

Farm to Food Bank

October 16, 2017 0
Feeding our Soil & our Neighbors By Sarah Blaney On a hot, humid August morning, nine volunteers gathered at a four and one-half acre field in Dewey County, Okla. The volunteers picked Lebanese squash, lemon […]

Playing with Fire

March 2, 2016 0
By Laci Jones The smell of fire fills the air. It is that time of year again—prescribed burning. Prescribed burning is a management practice for landowners to safely reduce excess amounts of brush, shrubs and […]